"The best way to solve the problem of poverty is to forget the poor and think society. When you think of education for the poor or health for the poor, you end up with poor health and poor education where you and I will not participate because that is not for us. We’re the ones who sign the papers and yet we have no interest in it."

Dipankar Gupta has been a professor at the JNU for over three decades. He has also served on the boards of RBI and NABARD.